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Need battery cover for HP-16c - James Biddlecombe - 03-15-2007

I recently acquired an HP-16c from ebay which came without a battery cover (which I knew about). Does anyone know of a source where I can buy one? - maybe someone breaking a voyager for spares? If so, feel free to email me at jamesb300 at hotmail dot com.

If not, I'll put an add in the classified section on this website,
and failing that I'll try and source the cheapest 12c I can.

Can anyone confirm if the Voyager battery covers have changed over the years or would any vintage fit a 16c?

Cheers, James.

Re: Need battery cover for HP-16c - Frank E. Travis - 03-15-2007

Two good places I have dealt with (that have these kind of items) are: www.calcpro.com manager Paul Nelson
www.internationalcalculator.com manager Don O'Rourke
Good Luck!

Re: Need battery cover for HP-16c - bill platt - 03-15-2007

Some years ago Luiz posted a photo of a voyager battery cover that he fabricated from scratch!

Re: Need battery cover for HP-16c - Vieira, Luiz C. (Brazil) - 03-16-2007

Hi, Bill; thanks for mentioning.

In fact, it was a Pioneer battery cover. I have the pictures off-line, will set them available to download soon. I used a VHS tape cover to produce the Pioneer battery cover, and I am still tyring to find a suitable raw source to cut a Voyager battery cover.

As you may have noticed, I am not appearing at the Forum as often as I'd like to... Lack of time, unfortunately.

Best regards.

Luiz (Brazil)

Edited: 16 Mar 2007, 3:28 p.m.

Lack of time - bill platt - 03-16-2007

I have that situation too, but should be glad for it---work is a good thing.

Re: Need battery cover for HP-16c - James Biddlecombe - 03-20-2007

Further to my last note I have since noticed that there is some corrosion on the battery contacts as well as the contacts being a bit bent out of shape. The calculator itself is the older style with the sprung contacts at each end as opposed to the later models with the fixed contact and one end and the large spring at the other end. If I was to get an old 12c for parts, can anyone confirm what serial number range I should be looking for, in order to get a model with the earlier style sprung contacts.

Thanks, James.